Cherry Fold Community Primary School

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Reception Classes

Welcome to Reception, also known as the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

We are

The Smartest Giants                                                  The Tiggers       

                                           The Smartest Giant in Town : Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Books                                                     Tigger - Incredible Characters Wiki

          Huge Ideas and Enormous Attitudes                                      We bounce to success!

We follow the Cherry Fold values: Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!

Meet the Staff

Miss Bowery 

Mrs McDonnell

Mrs Willenbrook

Miss Smith

Mrs Veevers

Miss Swindlehurst



We will help you to follow the Cherry Fold values: ‘Enjoy, Respect and Succeed’.

During your time in Reception, you will meet and make lots of new friends, learn many new skills and grow in confidence every day.

In Reception, we have The Smartest Giants and The Tiggers classes, but we all enjoy doing our learning together, both in the classroom and outdoors. We get to visit our Forest school as well as places in our local area.

The learning environment is set up with continuous provision allowing you to access resources independently and according to your interests. We enhance provision with prompts and resources based on current topics, your passions and your next steps.

We want you to become an excellent learner and achieve your potential.

To support you on your learning journey we hope that you will get help from your parents and carers. They can do this by talking to you about your day at school, listening to you read at home and by encouraging you to practise your writing and maths activities.

We use Class Dojo to send pictures and messages home about what you have been doing and all the fantastic achievements you have made!

We want you to have fun whilst learning.

Remember Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!

We had a fab time being lots of different words for World Book Day! We celebrated with lots of reading activities.

We even had the opportunity to join an online story time, a bit thank you to Scholastic for presenting. 

Which words can you spot? What word would you be? 


Please encourage your child to use a pincer grip when holding mark making tools and assist them to snip with scissors.  

Please sing songs with your children and ensure they have a story each night before bed.

Please ask your child what they have been learning at school .

Independence is a key skill in Reception. Please encourage your child to dress and undress themselves.

Key Texts

Stories we will be reading include, The Naughty Bus, The Train Ride, The Journey, The Tiny Seed and Billys Sunflower.


We will send home reading books for you to enjoy with your child. Please record when you have read in the reading record.

In Reception we encourage positive behaviour and talk about what is acceptable and unacceptable. We also use a team point system and when your child receives 10 team points they will get a prize.



Happy Birthday to 

Lilly-Anne, Louie, Blake

Jayden E, Nojus who will turn 5 this half term.

Please check Class Dojo; we will post all information on there regularly.


PE this half term will be on a Tuesday. Your child will need to wear a PE kit on this day. We will go to the hall and take part in games to build our fundamental skills. These are:

- Running, Throwing, Catching, Jumping, Hopping


Please ensure earrings are removed.

Topic – The Great Outdoors

Our focus for this half term is learning all about the great outdoors, transport now and in the past, growing plants and camping. We will be learning about Shrove Tuesday and Easter and how they are celebrated.


We continue to ask that you pay a weekly contribution of £1. This helps to pay for an additional daily snack, baking activities and any special occasions we may celebrate. You can pay this termly or weekly. Thank you.

Your child will receive subsidised milk and fruit daily.


We will continue to be working on fine and gross motor skills by using tools, writing equipment, working with playdough and in PE.

We will be using our phonics knowledge to read and write simple sentences and captions, as well as continuing to learning new sounds and tricky words in Phase 3.

In Maths we will be focusing on number composition, as well as Shape, Space and Measures.

In RE we will be learning about special stories: Why are some stories special? What special messages can we learn from stories?

Through this half term we will develop our relationships and begin to solve problems. We will be considering the feelings of ourselves and others.

We will will learn to ask questions to find out more and we will talk in sentences using conjunctions, e.g. and, because.